NHS diabetes challenge

Deliver safer and better care every time for people in Scotland with diabetes.

What's the open innovation challenge?

This is a SBRI competition funded by NHS Scotland. Successful applicants will receive 100% funded R&D contracts and access to advice from NHS Highland, NHS Lothian and NHS Glasgow and Clyde.

NHS Scotland is seeking innovative solutions in the following three challenge areas:

Challenge A

Using AI and ML to help develop prediction algorithms and risk stratification for diabetes foot ulceration, amputations and mortality.

Challenge B

Improving the clinical care of patients with a pre-existing diagnosis of diabetes when admitted to hospital by developing a real-time decision support tool and alert mechanism.

Challenge C

Improving the identification of people at risk of osteoporosis and fracture, including those with diabetes.

This is a 2-phased competition with a total budget of £300,000. A total of £45,000 has been allocated to phase 1 for each challenge. This is to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed innovations. It is anticipated that phase 1 contracts will be of up to £15,000 (inc. VAT) and up to 3 months.

Projects must start by 30 November 2020. Should phase 2 go ahead, it is envisioned that 2 contracts of up to £27,500 (inc. VAT) each for up to 9 months will be awarded per challenge for prototype development and testing.

Want to find out more?

To receive more information about the application process and request the supporting documentation go to the Innovate UK website

Project date milestones

Competition opens: 10 August 2020

Briefing event: 1-3pm, 17 August 2020

Registration closes: 11am, 23 September 2020

Competition closes: 11am, 30 September 2020

Applicants notified: 13 November 2020

How to apply

View full notice on the GOV.UK website